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Imperative Exercises

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Imperative Form : ( Base form (verb 1) )

In English we use imperatives to :

  • give very strong advice 
  • give instructions
  • give orders

The positive imperative is the same as the infinitive. The negative imperative is don't + infinitive.   

Notes for use of imperatives :

In English an imperative sentence does not require a subject; the pronoun "you" is implied. 

Imperative Example Sentences : 

Positive Examples of Imperatives :

  • Stop smoking. 
  • Do more exercise. 
  • Eat more vegetables.  
  • Do your homework!  

Negative Examples of Imperatives :

  • Don't eat a lot of salt. 
  • Don't drink too much alcohol. 
  • Don't be a couch potato. 
  • Don't show your partner your questions.
Imperative example sentences
Let me show you how to do it!
Okay, let's check the blue ones first then.
Please be there on time... Don't make me wait!
Oh god! Look at the queues at the counters.
Hi Diego, please don't unleash Bear for now.
Here is your f*cking tenner, spend it wisely!
Yes okay, let's go inside so I can show you the house.
Don't be a f*cking liar!
Yes, we have paper towels, I can clean it up, don't worry!
What!? Please don't say you made them catch an actual wasp.
I have discovered this recently, listen to the lyrics.
Yes, just ask me!
The toilet is being fixed on this floor, please use the upstairs.
Let me check if the kitchen is still open, darling.
Don't act like you don't understand.
That's a good idea, let me get him then.
Oh sorry, please don't think I'm overreacting!
Let me tell you a true story...
See you girls, have fun.


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